Last week I bought a small, thin-papered Fabriano book on a whim at my local art store. I Thought it might be nice to carry around a super-light book and a bunch of colored pencil for times when I knew I wouldn’t be using any water media… I tested it immediately on the way home. (Yes, on the middle spread: if the book absolutely didn’t work, then I could pull out the page easily and give my kids a blank book to draw in… I think I’m keeping the book, though.)
Switching gears, a couple of pieces from figure drawing last week. You can see my Derwent Colorsoft pencils are turning up everywhere.
Local Color is a wonderful project based out of San Jose. The project aims to reactivate out-of-use buildings in the city and make them art hubs for the community. We visited last week and enjoyed adding to their community wall. Well, the kids added to the wall, I sketched the kids…
And then on Saturday I cleaned up and topped off my palette for a really exciting reportage project that evening.
It turned out to be one of the most fun reportage projects I have ever worked on…More about that in my next post.